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experts are meeting to talk about mental health services and spread the word about warning signs. katie marzullo is live in the newsroom. >> reporter: u.s. attorney general eric holder is heading to newtown this afternoon he with will meet with first responders and law enforcement officials after he meets with vice president biden who today is embarking on his new mission to reduce gun violence. memorial of flowers, candles and signs continues to grow in newton, not the most vivid reminder. that is the continuous procession of hearses driven through town hour after hour, day after day. the mother nancy lanza will not be buried in newtown her arrangements are being made out of state. cnn is reporting the day before she died she return from a luxury resort in
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new hampshire. friends tell cnn in recent years nancy felt comfortable leaving adam home alone. home is where he phone the weapons he would use to kill his mother, 20 elementary school children and six teachers and faculty. vice presidented by charged with finding solutions to gun violence today he seeks input from law enforcement officials from afternoon the country. a new group is advocating for what it calls sensible gun legislation. >> we have 20 children trying to point us the way if we don't follow lead we have failed them. >> reporter: in response to calls for gun control the sale of military style assault weapons has spiked in texas controversial calls to arm teachers in wichita, texas licensed teachers are already allowed to carry concealed guns in the classroom. >> if someone comes in to hurt my little ones, they are killed.
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>> reporter: sandy hook students will not go back to class until after winter break a former sandy hook principal is coming out of retirement to head the school. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >> stay with abc7 news for continuing coverage of the school tragedy in newtown. tonight a special edition of nightline a day in the life of the american gun the stories behind guns used by police, gun enthusiasts and criminals right after the abc7 news at 11. some parts of the bay area woke up to freezing temperatures. >> this was sent in by someone who woke up to a frozen fountain in danville, that's ice. >> right now more rain on the way. meteorologist mike nicco joins us live. here we go, good morning, cloud cover, high clouds coming in radar returns showing up on live doppler as it peers into the clouds still undercut by the dry air that
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brought chilly temperatures this morning. ukiah reported light rain last hour, you have to go to boonville to get a 10th of an inch in the coast and mountains. radar returns are light blue, evaporated before it reaches the ground. where raining is to the north and it looks more impressive returns than what is reaching the ground moderate rain in eureka and heavy snow into the mountains all sinking towards us going to bring healthy rain especially north bay mountains up to five inches there, couple inches in the north bay. i'll tell you when it gets to your neighborhood. >> the rain may be on its way the big story this morning was how cold it was. you can frost on these plants in pleasanton. east bay and north bay valleys saw frigid temperatures.
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terry mcsweeney live in napa. you heard from it the horse's mouth. >> reporter: it is true, i tried to communicate with a horse today. did communicate with some people for sure. we started over in sonoma county, mid 30s it didn't get really cold until we got to napa, really cold and really beautiful. the warning came too late for those unaware of the over light below freezing temperatures in parts of the north bay. -- these horses in sonoma county broke layer of ice that hardened on top of the water. the big guy seemed to signal yes it was cold. in napa, the official low last night was 25°, frost on cars, frost on the ground, recycling bins if it gets on planes at napa airport, bad news. >> it destroys lift and capacity of the wings and other aero dynamic surfaces to
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operate. >> reporter: the horses seemed to signal they don't mind. amanda does. >> i have to be to work at 4:30 i wake up 4:00 there is ice on the car and i have to scrape it off i'm not into that first thing in the morning. >> reporter: it looks like the threat of the mid 20s they had last night appears to be again in time to bring in rain this evening. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. right now in the south bay, a program designed to make christmas brighter for thousands of poor families is underway. some parents began lining up in the chilly early morning hours for a shot at free toys. amy hollyfield is live in san jose. how is it going? >> reporter: it has been underway for about an hour. another group of shoppers just went in it looks like a toy store in there. once they get in they never
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know who they might see. >> my son -- >> reporter: not everyday you get to go shopping with mayor reid he was one of hundreds volunteering to help people shop at the sacred heart toy giveaway. >> it is great to be with friends and family but it is also important to help others. >> reporter: officials will hand out toys for 5,690 children over the next two days. parents appointments some still camped out overnight in the cold. >> i've been unfortunate this year, i thank god for this organization and this organization has been a blessing to me and my family. >> reporter: the need has grown in the past year. they have 500 more kids registered than they did last year. it makes this year feel a little more meaningful in more ways than one. >> especially at a time when the nation is focused on children and caring for our kids we want to do our part. >> reporter: each family can
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choose two gifts and a book per child. the selection did not disappoint. >> i'm doing good, it makes me feel good, it makes me feel like a mother should feel. >> reporter: sacred heart does need more toys, 300 or 400 more especially for teenagers they are asking for books they are promoting literacy as a way out of poverty. they will be here all day today and tomorrow, they are located at first and alma here in san jose. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. still ahead, a fire in san francisco forces dozens out of their homes. why one firefighter had to go to the hospital. >> big honors on capitol hill today for the second longest serving senator in american history.
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a firefighter was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation after a two alarm fire in the ocean view district the fire started on the second floor of a three story building this was 5:30 this morning. 25 residents were evacuated and now being helped by the red cross the fire forced muni to reroute its m line. the cause still under investigation. oakland police investigating the case of a woman killed by a stray bullet while walking on international
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beautiful last night. she was caught in the crossfire of a gun battle near 90th avenue. the woman was walking to a store with a relative, nobody else was hurt in the shooting. happening now, the first of two congressional hearings into that deadly attack in benghazi, libya underway in washington. testifying this morning deputy say the u.s. learned hard and painful lessons and officials made the mistake in assumption that the u.s. wouldn't become a major tar the attack on the consulate killed -- four americans. the body of senator daniel inouye of hawaii has arrived at the u.s. capitol. right now former colleagues and the public are paying respects to the man who won the medal of honor as a soldier in world war ii and senator more than 50 years. he will lie in state at the rotunda, only 31 have had the
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privilege. inouye died monday at age 88. >> he opened the door for asian-americans in politics. a pioneer. we'll check things out with mike we are waiting for things to cloud over. >> not low clouds that we need to bring the rain in those are still 12 hours off, possibly. here's a look from mount tamalpais winds picking up so is the temperature. we'll talk about the rain and how much to expect over the weekend. plus, if you paid for a parking ticket in oakland, the city made owe you money. the results of a new audit. new crash test results from the nation's top selling car.
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california public utilities commission has just voted unanimously to allow pg&e to raise its rates. the upgrades come in the wake of the deadly san bruno pipeline explosion that killed eight people two years ago.
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taxpayers will pay additional 299 million dollars to pg&e but that is 39% less than pg&e requested. the city of oakland holding more than $300,000 in overpaid parking tickets. audit shows the excess fines have gone unclaimed because oakland hasn't notified people as required by state law. $316,000 in overpaid fines reports from 2010 to 2011. as a result, the city is putting a refund process into place. america's best selling car is getting the worst marks in a new crash test the camry earned a poor rating in recent tests the group says the front end crash pushed the air bag out of the way so it did little to protect the test dummy's head. the prius hybrid wagon performed poorly only the 2013
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accord and suzuki suzuki received top rating of good. new concerns about marijuana and prescription --@sé prescription drug use among teens. 20% of high school seniors admitted to smoking pot in the last month. 7% say they smoke it daily and don't think the drug is harmful. the report reveals one in 12 teens take adderol to get high the drug is prescribed by doctors to treat attention deficit disorder. holiday travelers incountering major weather problems across the midwest, right now extreme weather is battering eight states this was madison, wisconsin this morning in colorado drivers are facing dicey conditions, near blizzard conditions. if you are traveling to chicago or atlanta expect airport delays. 43 million americans are expected to travel by air during this holiday period.
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there's a new best way to reach your airline to resolve problems. >> you tweet them your airline troubles, they can often help you much more quickly than they can over the phone or e-mail. >> other tips, check in online and print out your boarding passes before you go to the airport, try not to check in luggage, that makes it harder to accommodate flight changes. mike is here with the forecast. >> chicago o'hare, two hours and four minutes the delays if you are trying to connect through there roads are already closed, highways, first big winter storm of the season for those folks. here we are hooking at san jose, clouds have not -- we are looking at san jose clouds have not made it to you
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yet but they are on the way. you can see from vollmer peak this morning towards the north, seeing high clouds starting to come in. light blue means stain in the clouds ukiah some of it is reaching the ground, cloverdale may get a few sprinkles. you can see dry creek road, maybe a sprinkle. still in the 40s in fairfield, antioch and san rafael, low to mid 50s elsewhere five to six degrees warmer than this time yesterday. still in the 40s for most of the monterey bay and inland, 55 in monterey. gusting up to 28 miles per hour half moon bay near 18 oakland and mountain view. that is why it is so choppy and why it feels cooler than
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those warmer temperatures. tonight all of us are going to get rain don't have to worry about frost, milder tomorrow morning, wet and windy, periods of rain friday through sunday. have a plan b this weekend. slow moving front undercut by high pressure, slowing and shoving that dry air under the rain and taking out it right now noon best chance up again in mendocino county, 5:00 some of the steadier rain santa rosa could get moderate at times. leading edge of the steadier rain along i-80 at midnight with more moderate rain in the north bay as we head through the morning rush hour tomorrow all of us are going to be wet, tough commute, friday before a holiday week maybe there won't be that many people out there steady rain through noon, plate up a little to scattered showers -- may let up a little
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to scatter showers more on than off friday evening. friday into saturday morning another push of moderate rain that will through the bay area by 8:00, saturday scattered showers as with we head through saturday afternoon. right now looks like saturday may see a lull, at least in the heaviness of the rain. here's a look at rainfall totals, greatest amount north bay mountains, i was checking river levels they are supposed to say below flooding. north bay under wind advisory now, san francisco the peninsula coast and you are under the wind advisory later tonight gusts up to 50 miles per hour possible. so joey bring in your trash chance. with the storms you may want indoor entertainment. still ahead, arts and entertainment reporter don
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sanchez checks out what is hot this weekend. >> this is a special one this >> this is a special one this is his last and... take care of them, you know? i feel like we've come full circle. like that! this is how i'll do it. sarah: there you go.
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coming up at 3 on katie billy crystal, bette midler and marisa tomei. at 4:00, a 20-year-old woman on one of her favorite ski runs buried in an avalanche the trick she used to stay alive. then at 5 the bra that can detect early stages of breast
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cancer those stories and more at 4 and 5. don sanchez is retiring tomorrow, after 40 years here at abc7. >> he is so dedicated before he goes, here he is checking out what's hot this weekend, one final time. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ find more at with what's hot i'm don sanchez, abc7 news. with that we want to wish don sanchez a happy retirement. we'll have a special look back at don's 40 years tomorrow night on abc7 news at 6:00. how is that possible he must have started when he was 10. >> i know who gets the bucket of popcorn. great working with you dud, see you tomorrow. >> for all of us here at abc7 news t
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[dramatic music] ♪ [cheers and applause] >> [laughs] hi. thank you. thank you. >> hello, everybody, and welcome to millionaire. with me today is a jewelry designer who is obsessed with christmas and is hoping for an early present here today. from new york city, please welcome kristina white-chagani. hey, kristina. >> thank you. [cheers and applause] >> yeah, i understand, you don't celebrate christmas just on christmas. that's not enough. >> no, no, why would you waste christmas on just christmas when you could celebrate it all year-round? >> so do you keep a tree all year-round, an artificial tree?

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